Summertime is peak season for play clothes, flip flops, sunscreen, and all kinds of outdoor activities for kids. Making bubbles at home is cheap, easy, and tons of fun for all ages. Bubbles are a great way to entertain a whole rally of children at barbecues and birthday parties too! Today we’re learning tips for how to make bubbles that go the extra mile and how to make bubble solutions that produce big long-lasting bubbles.
Surefire Tips to Create Giant Bubbles
Check your forecast
The weather plays a big role in creating big bubbles. Moist air with a gentle breeze is ideal. The higher the humidity, the better. Try making bubbles in the morning when the dew is still on the grass, during mist or fog, or at dusk.
Sleep on it
Maximize the size and longevity of your bubbles, mix up the bubble solution and let it sit overnight before you use it. Bubble solutions get better with time.
Foam is the enemy of successful bubbles. Use a large spoon to skim the foam off of your bubble solution as you’re using it.
Use the best soap available to make top-notch soar-to-the-top-floor bubbles. David Stein, author of How to Make Monstrous, Huge, Unbelievably Big Bubbles recommends Joy dish soap. Dawn rated second, followed by Ivory. In European markets, he recommends Fairy wash up liquid and in Australia Morning Fresh. We’ve got his book and love the included giant “bubble thing.”
Bubble Solution Recipes
Not all bubbles are created equal! Check out some of the best homemade bubble solutions you can make with ingredients you’ve already got on hand. While you gear up for bubble play, be sure to use this great idea for dispensing and storing bubble solution too.
Super Duper Non-Toxic Homemade Bubbles and Wands from Honestly
7 Recipes for Amazing Bubbles from BabySavers
Giant Bubble Recipe from Busy Kids Happy Mom
Wedding Bubbles in a Jar from Emmaline Bride
Sugar Sweet Bubble Soap Recipe from Blogging While Nursing
Homemade Bubble Solution from Pantry Ingredients from Pretty Providence
Kool-Aid Bubbles from Growing a Jeweled Rose
9 Backyard Bubble Solutions from Apartment Therapy
Note: For those of you who don’t have time to stir together some bubble juice, this bubble solution has great ratings on Amazon.
Test out these bubble recipes and let me know which one’s your family’s favorite! Stay tuned for lots more bubble fun coming your way in the next few weeks. Follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing!